- Confined spaces
- Fires and explosions
- Sprains, strains, and fractures
- Environmental Stress
Taking the proper precautions is important when working around high power electrical lines. Wearing proper safety equipment and clothing is a must. This is one of the most important safety steps that you can take. In the event of an incident, your helmet, gloves, shoes, and clothing will provide an extra layer of protection. Flame resistant fabrics from layer to layer is important to stop arcing flash fires. It’s not going to be much help if your polyester t-shirt under your flash resistant coat melts to your body. Workers who are around electricity on a regular basis can also benefit from our line of arc flash clothing. All Arc Rated clothing is flame resistant; the official arc rating standard (ASTM 1959) requires fabrics be FR to even qualify for testing. The primary purpose of the FR clothing is to resist ignition (as tested by ASTM D-6413, also known as Vertical Flame Test).
TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING FR CLOTHING:
PROTECTION Your number one priority should always be ensuring that your FR clothing offers the correct level of protection against your hazard, whether it’s electric arc, flash fire or combustible dust.
GUARANTEE Your FR clothing’s stated protection level should be guaranteed for the life of the garment. No exceptions.
COMPLIANCE Your FR clothing must meet, or better yet exceed, the safety and performance standards required by your industry, such as OSHA 1910.269 for Electric Utility and NFPA® 2112 for Oil & Gas.
COMFORT Your selected FR clothing should be comfortable to wear (cool, lightweight, moisture-wicking, breathable, fit properly) so it doesn’t interfere with job performance or cause additional safety concerns.
MOISTURE MANAGEMENT To avoid discomfort, FR clothing should be made from fabrics that provide moisture control, with sweat-wicking and fast-drying properties.
FIT RETENTION Your FR clothing should retain its size, shape and fit with minimal shrinking when laundered.
FABRIC DURABILITY Your FR clothing should be made with durable fabric that is strong enough to resist tears, rips and holes.
GARMENT STRENGTH The construction of your FR clothing should be sound, including strong seams and reinforced fabric in high-stress areas.
COLOR RETENTION Your FR garments and safety apparel should not lose their color after laundering.
VENDOR SUPPORT FR safety regulations are complicated. The company you buy from should offer the tools you need to better understand FR, navigate changing industry standards, build your business, and—above all else—create a culture of compliance.
Action Safety Apparel carries a large selection of FR clothing made by BulwarkFR